Three people dead after crash Saturday in Lawrence County

Walnut Ridge, Ark. – Three people were killed in an automobile accident Saturday evening in Lawrence County

It happened at 7:15 PM on U.S. 67 near Lawrence County Road 410, according to the Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Summary. A 2002 Hyundai was traveling northbound on U.S. 67 at the same time a 2013 Nissan was traveling southbound on the same highway.

Authorities believe the Hyundai crossed the center turning lane as the two approached. The Hyundai struck the Nissan, with both vehicles’ front ends colliding. Both vehicles came to a final rest in the outside southbound lane.

Phillis Stayton, 57, of Hoxie, was driving the Hyundai when the crash happened. Teresa Hart, 49, and Ronnie Hart, 55, both of Walnut Ridge, were in the Nissan. Tragically, all were killed in the accident.

Authorities reported clear conditions and dry roads at the time of the accident.


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